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Aug 31, 2013 7:00am PDT
's the sentiment of many americans as the world awaits a possible u.s. strike on syria. but will president obama bend to public pressure, and will the u.s. military have to go it alone? >> under no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground. >> no boots on the ground. so what are the alternatives? we'll show you what a u.s. military strike on syria might look like and what the possible targets are. >>> a highly interesting turn by the feds over state marijuana laws, but don't get too excited, mary jane, there's a catch. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm brianna keilar. >> i'm victor blackwell. 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 on the west coast. you are in the cnn "newsroom." >>> we begin this hour with breaking news on the crisis in syria. we have gotten words that the united nations weapons inspectors are out of syria and on a flight to europe and they're carrying with them any evidence they found of a chemical weapons attack in a damascus suburb on august 21st. why is it so critical that inspectors have left syria? well, the thought is with the u.n.
Aug 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> president obama has condemned the violence in egypt, but u.s. aid to egypt's military continues to trickle in. our white house correspondent dan lothian is in martha's vineyard where the first family is on vacation. dan, why did president obama decide to take this step this week? he canceled joint military exercises between the u.s. and the egyptian military. >> reporter: that's right. he did, brianna. and the main reason is because of the escalating violence on the ground in egypt which you have just been talking about. the president condemning that violence, condemning the actions of the interim military government there and the security forces, but also there's been this sort of level of frustration within the obama administration at the slow pace of the transition from this military interim government to a democratically elected civilian government. the obama administration, at least officials within the administration, had been discussing this as an option. in fact, back in june at the time that the administration decided to delay the delivery of those f-16s, it was brought up as an o
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
to speak, that dr. king imagined that is now helping to run the country through the obama phenomenon, the cory booker phenomenon. i think it's a big day. >> donna, what does that mean to you, a coalition of conscience? >> well, the coalition of conscience really came together about 30 years ago during the 20th anniversary celebration. and mrs. ki and mr. king envisioned a much larger coalition that envisioned the body of dr. king to bring together those who marched for jobs and freedom but also those who cared about peace and justice issues, not just here but abroad. so it was an intergenerational movement, and as witnessed this crowd today, it feels the same way it did about 30 years ago when i participated. i wasn't old enough to march back in 1963. i was not yet four years old when dr. king echoed those words, free at last, free at last. but there were many members of my family and community who attended, and i'm proud to be here today. >> and it's really, i think, 50 years later, it's this time where you take stock. you sort of measure progress. so i wonder, and to you first, dan
Aug 10, 2013 10:00am EDT
in lahore, pakistan, that's been evacuated because of a separate threat. >>> also, president obama says he wants to tweak a few terror surveillance programs. for starters, he says he will work with congress for better privacy safeguards, greater transparency on cell phone surveillance. the president is feeling the heat, of course, over privacy after edward snowden leaked details of nsa snooping. and russia, of course, has given edward snowden temporary asylum keeping him out of the reach of american law enforcement. let's listen to a sound bite we have from president obama during his press conference yesterday. >> no, i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. the fact is that mr. snowden has been charged with three felon s felonies. if, in fact, he believes that what he did was right, then, like every american citizen, he can come here, appear before the court with a lawyer, and make his case. >> not a patriot, he said, but also admitting that perhaps the reaction and the changes to these programs are happening more swiftly because of the leaks that edward snowden did put out there. >> yea
Aug 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
." >>> the obama administration is taking no chances. come sunday embassies and consulates across the middle east and north africa will shut their doors. it follows a new al qaeda threat. >> 22 embassies and consulates will be closed. look at the map. you can see most are in the middle east and north africa. after the closures were announced, a message said to be from the al qaeda chief surfaced on jihadist websites. >> translator: i call on every muslim on every spot on earth to stop the crimes of america and its allies against the muslims in palestine, iraq, afghanistan, yemen, mali, and everywhere. >> emily schmidt joining us from washington. emily, clearly the obama administration feels that something is up here, but specifically do we know what led them to pull the trigger on closing these embassies? >> we have a couple of different ways to pull back the curtain for you. first of all, with what we've been reporting, officials have been tracking this knowledge they said for weeks, but in the past few days they say the chatter was simply increasing enough to believe that al qaeda in the arabia
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